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Australian Senate Passes Gambling Bill, Ending Online Poker IndustryAug 10, 2017
The Aussie online poker industry has to shut down completely after the Senate passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 on August 9. The passing of the bill into a law came as a surprise despite being enacted in November 2016. The passing of the Interactive Gambling Bill was confirmed through a public note by the Department of Human Resources.
Maryland Poker Sees A Rise Of 22% Revenue In JulyAug 9, 2017
The state of Maryland sees an impressive increase of 22% from the four poker rooms and 124 tables in the state, a total $3.77m in the month of July, compared to previous years as confirmed by the gaming regulators of the state.
New Poker Room To Open Up in Westgate Las VegasAug 9, 2017
The Westgate Las Vegas is soon opening a poker room again which would have six tables on Wednesday. The Westgate is popularly known for its sportsbook, will host the poker room in the space which had the former sportsbook “fan cave”.
Post Retirement, Bolt Likely To Spend More Time On PokerAug 8, 2017
Usain Bolt after finishing third in his career’s last solo race would likely get more time to focus on his new poker career. Bolt confirmed in his interview that he is happy with his career and firm on his decision of retirement. The decision will give him more time to work on his partnership with PokerStars.
Partypoker Releases 2017 Powerfest Online Poker Tournament DetailsAug 6, 2017
The details of the 2017 Powerfest online poker tournament series have been revealed by Partypoker. The series will have more than 330 events in total along with over a dozen of championships with a guaranteed prize pool of $35 million.
Daniel Lowery Takes The Day 1A Chip Lead In 2017 World Poker Tour Choctaw Main EventAug 5, 2017
The World Poker Tour Choctaw festival from the poker series 2017/2018 calendar is going on in Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. The Main Event with $3,700 buy-in started on Friday, where around 340 entrants registered from around the globe.
Japan Added As The World Poker Tour StopAug 4, 2017
The World Poker Tour has announced its first ever stop in Japan. The tournament has announced its partnership with a group called the Japan Poker Union. Although the venue remains unknown, qualifiers at a local poker clubs will take place. There would be four events in the tournament is slated for November 23-26.
Online Poker Giant ‘The Stars Group’ Opens Its New Office In MaltaAug 3, 2017
The world’s largest online gaming brand, Stars Group Inc. (formerly known as Amaya Inc.), that holds 70% of the global poker gaming market has relocated its office in Malta, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Graham Cowan Turns Masters Champion at Sydney ChampionshipsAug 2, 2017
Powerful emotion surrounds as Graham Cowan turns Masters Champion of 2017 Sydney Championships. The intensity of feeling is even bigger for the Poker Pro because he has never come close to winning a tournament before. This time, the 2017 Star Sydney Championships Masters Event was held as a part of the annual series.
Simon Boss Becomes The Only Poker Player To Win EM Main Event TwiceAug 1, 2017
Swiss poker player Simon Boss won the Europe’s most prestigious live poker festival, ‘the Poker EM’ that marked the end of the event last night at the Austrian Casino Velden. Boss won the €2,700 Main Event to collect a €120,000 first-place prize and the tournament trophy, making him the only player to have ever won the Poker EM championship twice.
Hackers Sponsored By North Korean Government Attack Online Poker Sites For Nuclear Weapon Research FundingJul 31, 2017
According to a report from South Korean cyber security experts, a series of major cyber-attacks that have occurred between 2014 and the present may have possible involvements of North Korea’s state-sponsored hackers. The hackers have tried to infiltrate online poker and other gambling websites to steal money.
Spain Overall Poker Revenue Continues To Grow While Cash Game Poker Figures DisappointJul 30, 2017
According to the numbers revealed by the gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) in Spain, the online gambling market has continued to grow over the years.
Saipan Mayor Fears Bill Increasing Poker Fees May Have A Negative Impact On SHEFAJul 29, 2017
The coming of House Local Bill 20-21, doubling the license fee for poker and pachinko machines, Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang said it might be too sudden. According to him the measure passed didn’t give the poker arcades in residential villages enough time relocate to their permitted operating zoning districts, no later than October 24, 2017.
France’s Cash game poker sees continuous declineJul 28, 2017
The constant decline in online poker market in France was the major reason why the country joined the player pool merger with countries like Italy, Spain and Portugal. The launch of the network will be a matter of time following the four countries signed their first shared online poker liquidity agreement. To comment on the fate of the project at this stage would be too early. The French online gambling regulator, ARJEL published iGaming industry’s performance in the second quarter of the year on Wednesday. In general, the results looked positive, but the story for cash game online poker was very different. The overall online poker revenue at the end of the second quarter on June 30, 2017, was €57 million up by 3% from the previous year €55 million cashed at the same period of 2016. For tournament poker, the revenues totalled €34.6 million from the same period the previous year, up by 6%. Despite such growth in tournament poker since 2012, the cash games kept declining through the second quarter of 2017. The figures released by ARJEL reveal the cash game revenue decreased 1% during the review period to €22 million, with the cash stakes dropped by 0.4% year-on-year to €850 million. From €6.2 billion in 2012 the stakes came down to €3.6 billion in 2016, while the entry fees for tournaments grew from almost €1.4 billion in 2012 to nearly €1.9 billion in 2016.
Jeff Sessions May Become A Reason To Worry For Poker PlayersJul 27, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become a cause of concern for poker players, as according to a report from Vox, Sessions signed an order last week to encourage police across the nation to more widely use the civil asset forfeiture
Tallahassee Lawyer Sues Poker Pro Maurice Hawkins Over A Staking Deal, Seeking $23,000Jul 26, 2017
Tallahassee lawyer, Attorney Hal Lewis is suing poker pro Maurice Hawkins over a discontinued staking deal. Lewis is reportedly seeking nearly $23,000 from Hawkins, from their last year’s deal. Both men happen to know each other since early 2016.
ARJEL Releases First Set Of Instructions For Interested Regulators In Shared Online Poker LiquidityJul 25, 2017
Two weeks after the signing of the cooperation agreement for the creation of an online poker network by the regulatory bodies of France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, ARJEL- the French online Gambling Regulator, has published initial instruction for online poker operators for France-facing to participate in the shared liquidity project.
Poker Hall Of Fame Includes Phil Ivey And Late David “Devilfish” UlliottJul 24, 2017
Phil Ivey and Late David “Devilfish” Ulliott has been added to the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) on Friday night. They were one of the top 10 chosen nominees, of which 27 members at PHOF, sd well as 18 members of the media. Other nominees included were Huck Seed, David Chiu, Matt Savage, Mori Eskandani, Max Pescaioty, Ted Forrest, Mike Matusow and Thor Hansen.
Scott Blumstein Wins $8.1 Million By Becoming The WSOP 2017 ChampionJul 23, 2017
Scott Blumstein, 25-year-old New Jersey resident who has a degree in accounting, has become the 2017 World Series of Poker Champion by winning the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold’em main event. He won US$8.1 million as the top prize.
Final Table Sets For WSOP 2017 With Final 9 Players Returning After Two-Day BreakJul 22, 2017
The table for the main event was set for the final nine players who returned after a two-day break. Unlike the tradition of waiting for months for the WSOP main event to crown a winner, instead this year the tournament officials decided to cut the wait short in favour of a summer resolution.
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